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Theodore O. Prosise, PhD

Senior Jury Consulting Advisor


Theodore (Ted) Prosise is a Senior Jury Consulting Advisor at IMS Legal Strategies and has more than 20 years of experience working with litigation and trial teams.

Ted has a PhD in communication, with a specialization in argument, creative communication tactics, and human reasoning. His extensive experience in communication theory and practice includes being a former professor of communication at the University of Washington, California State University, Long Beach, and San Diego State University, where he was also the director of debate. He also served as an instructor at the University of Southern California and Western Washington University.

Ted has applied his skills and knowledge to hundreds of jury trials throughout the country, including in Washington State, California, Oregon, Nevada, Montana, Texas, and Ohio, among many other venues. He has prepared over 1,000 witnesses for deposition and trials, conducted over 250 mock trials and focus groups, selected over 200 juries, and conducted dozens of shadow juries. Ted’s recent focus has been on trial case strategy and theme development, witness preparation for medical professionals and foreign witness preparation for those testifying in depositions and trials in the United States. He assists in developing compelling narratives and persuasive strategies for opening and closing statements and pioneered the “process-graphics” strategies for the most effective closing arguments.

When not working on cases, Ted enjoys coaching high school academic debate, landscaping, pinball, and raising Leonbergers.

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